Similar to other tasters, I agree this is a very good wine that still needs time to mature after 14 years. Luckily, I still have two more bottles to enjoy in the years ahead. Please note: I tasted this wine immediately after opening the bottle with no decanting, no breathing time, and no use of an aerater.
The nose on this wine in the glass absolutely made my entire day and weekend. It was superb setting a big and bold expectation of dark and plump red fruits with strong spices to match. The wine smells complex and hits you will an air of maturity that 14 years will bring.
My palate immediately picked up spice, mint, menthol, cola, and charcoal. The dark fruits were at play as well but did not hit me as strong. Spices are abundant and will certainly please you. A hint of earth is offered as well without being too strong. The wine is has a bold and forward approach with little length left on the tongue. It is still quite tannic, dry, and strongly astringent in the glass. The wine needs to some time to itself before enjoying its pleasures. The aftertaste is barely there as the wine opens and ends with a quick bang making you want to experience more. Wait a while and you may be rewarded with a faint hint of sweetness.
The wine is DARK purple and almost black. Light does not show through it in the glass. The bottling is excellent with a red capped wax adding to the experience.
I'll have to wait to see if this garners a 95+ score from me in the years ahead. Based on my tasting today, this is an excellent wine that deserves some patience and a bit more maturity before earning a final score. Go fort it! You will enjoy it!
Warm spices, dark berries and smoke. Lots of oak on the nose...lots. I loved this wine the first time I tried it, but my reaction is certainly more toned down now. My sensitivity to oak is certainly elevated now compared to before, but this was just a big termite wine. The fruit on the palate was rich and dense but the toasty flavors really came to the forefront.
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(Chat Lagrezette Pigeonnier Cah) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-wild; a lot going on; a salty sardine component; very funky; rust meets sardines; very dark; very gamey; like the back of a rusted out hunter/fisher truck that I like; PALATE-if you ever had real homemade blueberry pie, that's what you get here; this is an explosion of blueberries, but you get the crust as well; very intiguing; dark-dark-dark tannins give it a great little bitterness; very creamy and silky smooth on the palate (Mott agrees); an enormous elegance; very classy and elegant; balanced and seamless; very polished; like a top flight Bordeaux; almost like Scotch-like; realy well made; would not pay $150, but would drop $65 (as it was on Cindy.com); spectacular stuff and a great showing for Cahors; RP-90; WS-93; GV-91+
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